The Anthem demo pre-load is now live on all platforms

Preload for Anthem closed demo is now live on PC, PlayStation 4 & Xbox One. The demo is around 20 GB on consoles & 43 GB on PC. The closed demo is scheduled to open on 25 January.

The VIP Demo is available to those who pre-ordered the game or have Origin Access Premium subscription. Regular Origin Access subscribers won’t have the option to try out the game. To preload the demo on PC, all you have to do is visit Anthem’s store page and hit “Try It First” button which will then open Anthem Demo page where you can start the download.

On consoles, the demo page will need to be accessed by using the search option to find it. Just type in Anthem Demo if you have the VIP access & you should be able to download it no problem.

How to play the Anthem Demo 
Anthem VIP demo

The VIP demo is available only to players who pre-order on PC, PS4, or Xbox One. Those who pre-order digitally through the PlayStation or Microsoft Store won’t have to do anything other than wait for the download to become available.

If you made your order at retailers you should be given a unique beta-token that guarantees you access. This is sometimes printed on the receipt, or emailed at some point after your order was made, however, to get your actual PS4 or Xbox One download code, you’ll need to sign in using your EA account at the link and hit Redeem Code. This is where you can enter the token provided by your retailer to get your actual beta code.

Anthem VIP demo friend codes

BioWare announced that anyone who downloads the VIP demo will receive three invites they can freely send to anyone. To be able to refer your friends, you must download, install, and launch the game at least once. This can be done before servers go live, so long as the game successfully launches. Once you’ve done that, head to the Anthem demo page and find the Refer a Friend tab. Click on it to receive a unique link, which you can send to friends. All your friends have to do is click it and follow the instructions.

If the above is a little over the top you could just wait for the Anthem open demo  🙂

Anthem open demo

This Anthem demo will be free to all and it kicks off on 1 February and remain available until 3 February. You won’t need to pre-order, subscribe to EA Access or do anything else to gain access. As a bonus, if you’re planning to play both demos, you’ll only need to update the VIP install the week after, so you won’t have to re-download the whole thing again.

Any progress you make in the Anthem VIP demo will carry over to the open demo because none of the demo progress carries over to the full game at launch. 🙁